Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?

Submission Summary: 0 pending, 2 declined, 0 accepted (2 total, 0.00% accepted)

Submission + - Elixir 1.0.0 Released (

mothlos writes:

Elixir is a dynamic, functional language designed for building scalable and maintainable applications.

Where languages like Scala and Clojure implement concurrent, functional languages on a VM designed for imperative code, Elixir, instead, is a re-imagining Erlang on Erlang's own VM with a proven record running extremely high-availability, distributed systems. With a Ruby-inspired syntax, Lisp-inspired metaprogramming, and no-overhead compatibility with Erlang's libraries, Elixir makes a decades-honed toolset for concurrent programming more accessible than ever.


Submission + - Is Peer-to-Peer Giving the Wrong Impression?

mothlos writes: With Comcast's clash with the FCC, the term peer-to-peer is being brought up in less tech-savvy venues. In anecdotal conversations with lay folk, I have found the sentiment that "peer-to-peer" is somehow breaking the rules of how the internet works. Is the term peer-to-peer damaging to the political effort to keep the internet open and what could it be replaced with that would be more agreeable to the undereducated public?

Usage: fortune -P [-f] -a [xsz] Q: file [rKe9] -v6[+] file1 ...